Lawmakers want serial numbers on bullets

CHICAGO, IL (WCMH) — Lawmakers in Illinois want to start adding serial numbers to bullets to help track illegally acquired ammunition.

Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, tells WGN the serial numbers will be a way to address the violence epidemic in the city.

With Harper’s proposal, every bullet sold in Illinois would require a serial number to be stamped on it by ammunition makers.

Harper says with the serial number, shootings would go down because the illegally acquired ammunition would be easier to track. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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